Portfolio Tag: 1890

Easton, Anderson & Goolden Turbine 1890

Easton, Anderson & Goolden horizontal turbine and triple-throw pumps Easton, Anderson & Goolden Ltd of Erith, Kent. This firm operated from 1893 until 1901 but no date has been established for the pump-set. The system was installed at Caldecote Hall near Nuneaton to provide water for the hall and the estate. A horizontal water turbine…
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Hayward Tyler Rider Type 0.5HP Hot Air Engine 1890

Hayward-Tyler 'Rider' type 0.5hp hot air engine. Hayward-Tyler Ltd of Luton. Originally installed to power a borehole pump at Swainshill in Herefordshire. Hot-air engines work on the Stirling cycle and are not very efficient. However they require no boiler and can be fuelled by virtually anything combustible. Power rating: 0.5hp. Water lift: 33 metres (110…
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Wilson Hartnell Dynamo 1890

Wilson-Hartnell dynamo. Wilson-Hartnell of Leeds. Originally sited at the Refuse Destructor Works of Barry Urban District Council, Glamorgan, where it was driven by a Tangye steam engine. The dynamo provided power for the destructor works and a local school. At the Museum the dynamo is driven from the National Gas engine. Output: 110V DC.
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Tangye Single Cylinder Steam Engine 1890

Tangye single-cylinder horizontal steam engine (static exhibit). Tangye Ltd of Birmingham. This single-cylinder horizontal steam engine was used at the Hereford Sanitary Laundry where it provided the power, via an overhead lay shaft and belts, for many different processes. It carries a large pulley wheel, with gracefully curved spokes, on the flywheel shaft, which would…
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Hot Wire Voltometer 1890

The instrument makes measurements of voltage equally well on both AC and DC supplies. Its accuracy is independent of ambient temperature. This type of voltmeter was invented by Major Cardew in 1883. He was the first electrical adviser to the Board of Trade and devised the first set of Electricity Regulations. He established the Board…
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Doulton Candle Type Ceramic Water Filter 1890

A typical domestic water filter of the late Victorian period to remove harmful bacteria, such as those causing typhoid and cholera, from drinking water. Used mainly in country districts where no public water supply was available. The small inner container is fitted with five porous unglazed porcelain filter candles through which the impure water passes…
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